Projects of the programming kind

posted by Jeff | Monday, October 17, 2011, 10:10 PM | comments: 0

With all of the Seattle tourism, moving and home improvement in the last six weeks, I've done almost no work on my software projects. I'm not even sure when I can work on them. I have a lot of desire, but it just doesn't seem to happen.

Prioritizing helps, and blogging about it forces me to be honest about what I intend to do. I just have to figure out when I can work on them. If I can get three uninterrupted hours, it's amazing what I can accomplish. Here's what I've got:

  • POP Forums v9.1: Call it the future CoasterBuzz version. The intention is to first enable the extensibility story the old version had, then port over the photo forum stuff. There are also various fixes and changes. I think I was pretty close to getting there, but I haven't touched it in two months.
  • CoasterBuzz v5: This is getting way overdue, again. Three years since the last version, and there are so many things I'd like to do. But hey, the last version took five years, so I'm technically still ahead.
  • Graphical UI proxy monitoring thingy: I prototyped a very awesome app that sucks data out of JSON endpoints and aggregates them into a dashboard thingy. I have a pretty well defined use case about why you'd want that, but I won't go into it here. It feels like something I could charge for.
  • Private social network: I'm not sure why I even think about this, but it feels like something I want to do.
  • So many domain names... not sure why I still pay the $10/year to keep them.

Slightly related to blogging, I've still thought very hard about compiling a book from the posts. I started to look into it, and there are definitely enough pages to do it. Would it be good enough to be the Rework of relationships, new parenting and work? I dunno.

What's daunting is that I feel like my best time for this sort of thing is after Simon goes to bed, by which time I'm kinda tired or just want to spend time with Diana. I have to figure something out to carve out time.


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